Perry Colour Books

The Perry Colour Books are amongst the most fascinating , yet enigmatic, of the wartime books for children. They were published by Powell Perry, whose family printing works were based in Putney. During the War Powell Perry was based at the camouflage centre at Farnham Castle and it was from here that he operated Perry Colour Books, persuading the camouflage artists to moonlight and illustrate these rather wonderful books.

They were clearly modelled on the Puffin Picture Books and there are other connections with Carrington too. Intriguingly some of Carrington's own books were also printed, perhaps dual published, by Perry Colour.